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Seasonal ladder: future theme suggestions
« on: July 28, 2021, 04:46:54 PM »
For October, or possibly September-October, I am thinking of Skull Isle in honor of Halloween, but could add some other maps that also fit that theme.  Could also split up September and October.  Maybe make September NWTR only, October the halloween type maps.  November could be a map contest, winning map is the map in play.  And then December-January as Plains of Snow.  Just some ideas...
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Re: Seasonal ladder: future theme suggestions
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 06:31:12 PM »
For October, or possibly September-October, I am thinking of Skull Isle in honor of Halloween, but could add some other maps that also fit that theme.  Could also split up September and October.  Maybe make September NWTR only, October the halloween type maps.  November could be a map contest, winning map is the map in play.  And then December-January as Plains of Snow.  Just some ideas...

That would be cool to have an official list of the maps every season...

Then when you change season, you also can change that official map pool list.

Because i dont have a clue of what is official or not.
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Re: Seasonal ladder: future theme suggestions
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 07:31:13 PM »
That’s the plan. This season is just supposed to be all BNE maps that aren’t GOW. Any suggestion for next time? I think either a) more Halloween-themed maps and a Sept-Oct two month season, or b) one month September NWTT only, but open for other ideas.
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Re: Seasonal ladder: future theme suggestions
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 07:43:46 PM »
That’s the plan. This season is just supposed to be all BNE maps that aren’t GOW. Any suggestion for next time? I think either a) more Halloween-themed maps and a Sept-Oct two month season, or b) one month September NWTT only, but open for other ideas.

Keep a basic selection pool that would never change.  ( to keep the ladder the most classical as before )

Something like 8 maps, basic one that peoples love to play.

8 maps: Gow BT Net, Old GoW Classic, Pos, B2b, NW2ROD, Gold Separate East west, FOC, HSC.

Every season you add 2 more Bonus map in the ladder pool: Something that you wanna put focus on..

If you put too much, peoples lose interest, you can also use those 2 random spot to push all those map creator, so every month maps creator feel reward for there creation when peoples play them!

Winning on those maps will not give more points in the ladder, but they gonna count as a ladder game for that specific season.

But you still want to give something to those players who try to achieve a goal by playing those new maps randomly in the ladder.

So after every season you can crown a different and new champion then the warlod for the normal ladder.

You can crown a second champion for the random map playing with a nice icon.

So fastly.

8 map basic pool + 2 bonus random maps every season.

2 champions

1 for the classic ladder
1 for the most wins on those bonus map.

And every months icons are switch to new champions.

PS: skulls isle is a great idea for the halloween theme, i really enjoy those special event with different theme.

So yes it would be great to add it on the next season as bonus map for a special event theme.
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Re: Seasonal ladder: future theme suggestions
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2021, 12:52:04 PM »
If GOW games count, they'll make up 99% of all the games on the ladder, so the rest of the maps in the pool will be irrelevant during that season.  That's fine for some seasons, of course, but it does defeat the purpose of the themes, and it doesn't help to get people playing more maps.

edit: Just realized you're suggesting a second champion for most bonus map wins... Idk.  Prefer just one champion, and plus would this require two leaderboards?  Since we are still counting GOW games in your record and game history, I think it's fine to exclude them during season contests.

I think more specialized seasons can be shorter, so like if it's NWTR only, maybe a one-month season.
If it's all non-GOW BNEs, like this season, maybe 2-3 months.  If GOW is included, same.
If it's ocean maps only, or something, then just for 1 month.
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Re: Seasonal ladder: future theme suggestions
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2021, 01:04:52 PM »
Here's a possible map set:
b2b, 3vs3, maze, forest trail, etc. (marathon maps)
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Re: Seasonal ladder: future theme suggestions
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2021, 01:55:37 PM »
Here's a possible map set:
b2b, 3vs3, maze, forest trail, etc. (marathon maps)

Peoples will not play because you force them, you propose them something new and you give them a reason to play it.

If im force to play water map or any maps i dont like then i will not play anything at all.

The only reason i would be willing to play different maps is for the challenge, because i got no fun to play other maps then gow, but i can found a challenge into new maps if there a kind of reward..

But the other side, i would not play an entire season of something specific other then gow... And im pretty sure there lot of peoples who think like me.

I would talk for alot of peoples and believe me its what alot of peoples thinks.

Thats okay to promote other maps, but thats not okay to touch gow... You cant do that... You let the ladder they way it was, and if you want to promote new maps, then you found another way to do it other then removing gow... Thats not possible, forgot.

Peoples play Gow like an old man play chess, gow is the main battle ground, there no way you can deal with that, you remove gow, you remove war2, ez like that.

So thats why i came back with my proposition.

Keep the ladder as before, but now you reset stats on every season.

If you want to promote new map, all good, but keep them as an add on to the main ladder.

If you want to push peoples to play it, then make a new champion for the most bonus map winning, if you cant do that, nobody will play ur maps untill you force them and they get borred and you finally kill the game for good.

Just listen me for once and maybe you save ur 15 players server.



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Re: Seasonal ladder: future theme suggestions
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2021, 02:07:17 PM »
Just listen me for once and maybe you save ur 15 players server.

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Re: Seasonal ladder: future theme suggestions
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2021, 02:29:22 PM »
It is necessary to return the ladder in its old classic form . And count the games 1s on GOW. Equinox offered separate sub-ratings to the main classic ladder, for example, n1 on the nwtr map , n1 on the gsew map, and so on, this is possible